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Do convenience stores accepting food assistance funds offer enough healthy choices?

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It’s a struggle for many Ohioans to put fresh food on the table, especially those living in rural areas.

19 Investigates found gas stations and dollar stores are sometimes their only options.

We examined what counts as healthy food for people who depend on food stamps, checking to see whether local stores accepting government money stock enough healthy options.

If you’ve ever wondered why that lonely banana is sitting by itself on a gas station counter, there is a reason why.

They may accept SNAP benefits, known as food stamps, and must meet certain requirements.

The

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Evaluating peers’ food choices may improve healthy eating habits among young adolescents

According to the World Health Organization, over 340 million children and adolescents (aged 5 to 10 years old) were classified as overweight or obese in 2016, a statistic that has risen from 14% since 1975. Childhood obesity is associated with a wide range of severe health complications and an increased risk of premature onset of illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. Without intervention, children and young adolescents classified as obese are likely to remain so throughout adolescence and adulthood.

A new study conducted in the United Arab Emirates investigates whether asking early adolescents to evaluate the food choices of peers

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Banning junk food adverts will help people make healthier choices about what they eat


Mary Glindon MP


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Banning junk food ads must be the start, rather than the end, of a multipronged national effort equal to the growing size of the obesity and health challenge.

The news that the government is advancing its plans to restrict TV and online junk food advertising is the culmination of years of work by clinicians, campaigners, and people living with obesity. As the Chair of the APPG on Obesity, I’m delighted the government is taking this step in the right direction on the largest post-pandemic public health challenge.

I have seen

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